Youth Businesses Stand Ready to Serve


This was a fantastic year for the Youth Business Grant Program (YBGP) of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC.)

The Youth Business Grant Program is a summer program that encourages young people in the communities of Los Alamos, Jemez Springs, Espanola and Pojoaque to open and run their own business.

The YBGP selected its 2012 recipients from a record 25 applicants.

YBGP awarded 18 grants, up to $400, to help youth ages 13 to 19 start a summer business.

There were 12 recipients from Los Alamos and six from Espanola.

The goal of the program is to help young entrepreneurs learn about the day-to-day responsibilities involved in managing a business and teach them first hand the advantages and disadvantages of operating a business.  

To hire these young entrepreneurs, visit

There are a variety of businesses started this summer as well as some existing businesses that are expanding.

This program is supported through donations by the local community.

For more information or to make a donation, visit or contact Katie Stavert at or 661-4805.

Thank you to the Los Alamos business community for supporting the youth of Los Alamos by donating to and volunteering for the Youth Business Grant Program.

2012 Recipients

  • Adan’s Paracool Creations, Adan Casados, Paracord Bracelets (Espanola), 505-929-0345.
  • Annie’s Sitting Services, Annie Romero, House, Pet & Baby Sitting Services (Los Alamos), 505-695-5025.
  • Betts Lawn Business, Rosalina Betts, Yard Work (Los Alamos), 505-662-5830.
  • Blueprint Wraps, Elise Koskelo, Woven Shawls & Wraps (Los Alamos), 505-661-4048.
  • Children of the Universe, Alex Guzman, Screen Print T-Shirts (Espanola), 505-901-7332.
  • Cobweb’s Crafting, Shaune Hite, Origami Jewelry (Los Alamos), 505-412-5585.
  • David’s Yard Maintenance, David Bustos, Yard Work (Espanola), 505-927-9421.
  • D’ View, Derek Selvage, Postcards & Photography Photos (Los Alamos), 505-412-1715.
  • Fashionable Hair by Kylie, Kylie Martinez, Hair Styling (Espanola), 505-819-1324.
  • Georges Organic Produce, George Steinkamp, Home-Grown Produce (Los Alamos), 505-663-1717
  • Great Ideas, Jonah Boudreau, Smart Phone Apps (Espanola), 505-351-1452.
  • I Am Here For You, Esperanza Tapia, House, Pet & Baby Sitting Service (Los Alamos), 505-603-9430.
  • In-Vision Window Washing, Joseph Harris, Window Washer (Los Alamos/ White Rock), 505-695-4173.
  • Los Alamos Quality Lawn Care, Sam Newell, Yard Work (Los Alamos/ White Rock), 505-662-9846.
  • Lulu’s Fashion, Lucero Dominguez, Fashionable Clothes, Shoes & Accessories (Espanola), 505-614-7220.
  • Mack’s Lawn & Yard Service, Macklin Cunico, Yard Work (Los Alamos), 505-661-6937.
  • Musch Crafts, Leia Roach, Japanese Style Plushies (Los Alamos) 505-412-5691.
  • OT Sports Equipment, Cory Schramm, Used Sports Equipment (Los Alamos/ White Rock), 505-500-5110.




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